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Lily TomlinJamestown, NY – April 10, 2018 – The National Comedy Center will celebrate its grand opening with appearances by Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Saturday Night Live original season alumni including Dan Aykroyd and more, coinciding with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 1-5 in Jamestown, New York.

Featuring more than 50 immersive and interactive exhibits designed by leading museum design firms in the world, the 37,000 square foot National Comedy Center visitor experience tells the story of comedy from its origins through the present and is the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale attraction dedicated to the art of comedy.

Eastman Entertains23 creatively styled table settings, tablescapes, and floral arrangements  inspired by popular movies on view in the historic mansion; accompanying film series at the Dryden Theatre

Rochester, N.Y., April 2, 2018—The George Eastman Museum has announced that its popular Eastman Entertains: At the Movies, will be on view from Tuesday, May 8, through Sunday, May 20. For two weeks only, a spectacular array of creatively styled table settings and floral arrangements inspired by popular motion pictures—including My Fair Lady, A League of Their Own, Steel Magnolias, and The Goonies—will be displayed throughout the mansion of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman.

George Eastman Museum logoFree admission to seniors 55 and older

Rochester, N.Y., February 27, 2018—The senior matinee film series will return to the Dryden Theatre on Monday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m. with a screening of Queen Kelly (Erich von Stroheim, 1929).

The senior matinee series is generously supported by the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation and allows the museum to offer free admission to seniors 55 years and older. The series runs on most Mondays at 1:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) from March through October, and gives audiences the chance to experience cinema on 35mm, the way it was originally screened and meant to be seen.

Eastman House - South Asian CinemaNew gifts from the British Film Institute and a film professor in Houston add more than 500 titles to the museum’s collection, the largest in the world

Rochester, N.Y., February 22, 2018—The George Eastman Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of South Asian films held by a museum or archive, has just announced the addition of more than 500 titles to its collection. Two major donations—419 film titles from the British Film Institute (BFI) National Archive and 68 titles from Dr. Tish Stringer of Houston—brings the total number of South Asian titles in the museum’s collection to 1,084.

Nicole EisenmanAcclaimed artist to speak about life and work for new endowed event

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 22, 2018) — American artist Nicole Eisenman will give the inaugural Winter/Miller Lecture at a new date and time, 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College; the event is free and open to the public. The event has been rescheduled due to the February 7 snowstorm.

Eisenman is known for her critically acclaimed figurative paintings of imagined and allegorical subjects that explore the human condition and speak to queer culture.

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — Four racehorses, three jockeys and three trainers account for the 10 finalists selected to the National Museum of Racing’s 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are: racehorses Blind Luck, Gio Ponti, Havre de Grace and Heavenly Prize; jockeys Robby Albarado, Corey Nakataki and Craig Perret; and trainers Mark Casse, John Shirreffs and David Whiteley.

Illinois_Parables_1Event launches spring 2018 Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video series

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 15, 2018) — Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video, the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College’s film series, returns Thursday, February 22, with a special presentation with artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman screening five of her earlier short films and her 2016 feature The Illinois Parables.

HamletA beautiful 35mm nitrate print of the Academy Award–winning film will be screened on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Rochester, N.Y., February 15, 2018—In anticipation of the 4th Nitrate Picture Show, the George Eastman Museum will host a special pre-festival event with a screening of a rare nitrate print of Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, UK 1948) on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. The film is on loan from the Library of Congress. The 4th Nitrate Picture Show will officially begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 4, when the full program of film titles to be shown at the festival will be announced. 

George Eastman Museum logoA retrospective of Levinthal’s work is set to open at the museum on June 2

Rochester, N.Y.—The George Eastman Museum has acquired a large and comprehensive collection of photographs by David Levinthal as a result of donations from an anonymous patron and from Donald Rosenfeld Jr. The museum is now the most significant repository of Levinthal’s art in the world. The Eastman Museum will premiere the retrospective David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire on June 2, 2018. The exhibition will run through December 30, 2018.